Media releases

Campaign Launched to Protect GM Free Growing Regions

GM Free growing regions are asking the Maori Party to stop the Government from removing local powers that protect their GM Free growing status. GM Free Growing regions in Hastings District, Far North, Whangarei and Auckland are all under threat if the Maori Party sides with National. The changes Environment Minister, Nick Smith wants to introduce […]

Bay producers want to be able to compete

Just before Christmas, the Maori Party took a stand that is hugely important for Hawke’s Bay, says Pure Hawke’s Bay chairman, Bruno Chambers. The party told Environment Minister Nick Smith it does not support giving him new powers under the Resource Management Act (RMA) – if he could use them to outlaw GM Free Food production […]

Minister Lacks Support, Should Drop Bid to Abolish GM Free Regions

Media Release: The Maori Party’s announcement that it does not support law changes designed to put an end to regional GM Free zones has been welcomed by Hawke’s Bay food producers and exporters group, Pure Hawke’s Bay. In a letter to the environment minister last week, the Party stated that it does not support changes to […]